Tuffley

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Tuffley
St Barnabas's Church, Gloucester - geograph.org.uk - 59405.jpg
St Barnabas' church
Tuffley is located in Gloucestershire
Tuffley
Tuffley
Tuffley shown within Gloucestershire
Population 5,889 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference SO824151
• London 113m
District
  • Gloucester
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLOUCESTER
Postcode district GL4
Dialling code 01452
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
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51°50′06″N 2°15′24″W / 51.835048°N 2.256743°W / 51.835048; -2.256743Coordinates: 51°50′06″N 2°15′24″W / 51.835048°N 2.256743°W / 51.835048; -2.256743

Tuffley is one of the 15 wards of the City of Gloucester. The ward, which is non-parished and situated near Robinswood Hill toward the south of the city has services including schools, shops and a park.

Origins[edit]

Tuffley is a suburb of Gloucester, in the county of Gloucestershire. Recorded as Tuffley, Tufley, Tufly, Tuffel, Tuffill and possibly others, this suburb was once a village mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Tuffelege', which suggests a meaning of Tuffa's farm, with Tuffa being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. To this was added the suffix 'leah,' meaning a fenced enclosure or farm.[2]

In 1900, Lower Tuffley was moved into the Parish of Quedgeley.[3]

Poverty and crime[edit]

The side of Holmleigh Parade in January 2017

The Tuffley ward is of general decay,[citation needed] and many of the central areas such as The Holmleigh Parade showing their age, having been built in the 60's and very much of the then popular concrete brutalist design.

In January 2015, a murder enquiry was launched when a 19-year-old was attacked, with what was believed to be a machete, outside the Pike and Musket public house and died at the scene.[4]

Religion[edit]

Four local churches have a base in Tuffley. St Georges (Church of England) is in Grange Road, Lower Tuffley and St Barnabas (Church of England) is on Stroud Road. The tower of St Barnabas is a local landmark. English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) is on Tuffley Lane. The Grange Baptist Church is also on Grange Road.

Amenities and transport[edit]

There are three pubs in the Tuffley area, the Pike and Musket, the Gladiator, and the Fox and Elm. There is a library, a community centre, a sports centre, a small shopping centre.

Stagecoach West serve the Lower Tuffley area on Route GOLD 10 and the Tuffley area on Route 9 other services pass through the area connecting Tuffley to Stroud.

Sport[edit]

Tuffley Rovers F.C., a football team based in the ward, plays at Glevum Park in Gloucester and operates four adult sides. Their best result in the FA Cup was a 2nd qualifying round defeat in 1999–2000 to Lymington & New Milton, while they reached the 2nd round in the FA Vase in the 1994–95 season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011.Retrieved 28 March 2015". 
  2. ^ "Surname Database: Tuffley Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database. 
  3. ^ "The Early History of Quedgeley". Quedgeley News. 
  4. ^ "BBC News - Gloucester pub 'machete' attack prompts murder probe". BBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Tuffley Rovers at the Football Club History Database

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